Definition of kalanchoe in English:

kalanchoe

Line breaks: kal¦an|choe
Pronunciation: /ˌkalənˈkəʊi
 
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noun

  • A tropical succulent plant with clusters of tubular flowers, sometimes producing miniature plants along the edges of the leaves and grown as an indoor or greenhouse plant.
    • Genus Kalanchoe, family Crassulaceae
    More example sentences
    • I have quite a few kalanchoes, all planted in the same area.
    • For something in bloom, choose a camellia, Christmas cactus, cymbidium, kalanchoe, or moth orchid.
    • For the second year in a row, I am having a problem with my kalanchoes.

Origin

mid 19th century: modern Latin, from French, based on Chinese gāláncài.

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